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15 Nigerian Pilgrims Die In Mecca & Medina, Saudi Arabia

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Oct 19, 2012 – 15 Nigerian Pilgrims Die In Mecca & Medina, Saudi Arabia

At least 15 Nigerians on pilgrimate in Saudi Arabia have died in the holy land.

While the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON announced the death of 14 pilgrims, another pilgrim from Lagos State died yesterday, bringing the total to 15 pilgims that have died in Saudi Arabia.

The Lagos pilgrim, Taoreed Oshodi, 62, from Epe Local Government Area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, was said to have died on Thursday afternoon.

He took ill and was rushed to the hospital after being attended to by the medical team of the state’s pilgrim board.

Oshodi was said to have died of heart attack. He had since been buried according to Islamic rite in Mecca.

Speaking, Dr. Saleh Okenwa, Commissioner in Charge of Information and Research, NAHCON disclosed that 14 pilgrims from Nigeria had died in the course of this year’s hajj.

He said at the commission’s headquarters in Mecca that nine of the deceased died in Medinah while the remaining five lost their lives in Mecca.

He gave the names of five that died earlier in Mecca as Umar Ruangamyi Dahir and Shuaib Awwal Sarki Malami from Kastina State; and Ganiyu Oke Ayinde from Ogun State.

Others, according to him, are Abdullahi Mudi and Nana Garba from Sokoto State.

Okenwa also disclosed that 82,724 pilgrims from Nigeria have arrived the holy city for the hajj rites.

He absolved the commission of complicity in the diplomatic feud that ensued between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia over the deportation of some female pilgrims.

Meanwhile, the entire 3,899 pilgrims and officials from Lagos State have arrived Mecca and commenced spiritual supplication as expected.

The last batch of 50 pilgrims from Medina arrived Mecca on Wednesday to join others in performing other necessary hajj rites pending the movement to Munna and Arafat next week.

Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Oyinlomo Danmole, who led Lagos pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, however, denied that Lagos pilgrims went on the rampage.

He promised to keep Lagosians updated on the welfare of pilgrims during the entire hajj operation.(pmreports)

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Abass

    October 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    May Allah forgive the pilgrims corpse entirely,preserve the health of living one and ease their Arafat rite.wishing them Hajj mabruhu…

  2. DANSARKI D. SARKI

    October 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE. BUT PRIGRIM OFFICIALS SHOULD PUT ADEQUATE MECHANISM ON GROUND TO ENSURE PRIGRIMS’ HEALTH CONDITION BEFORE OKAYING THEIR VISA

  3. King Saheed Ajibade

    October 19, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Inna lilah waina ilehi rojihuna.

  4. yayuz

    October 20, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    there is noting one can do wen Allah calls,may Aljannatij firdaus be there final aboad and ours to.Ameem

  5. Adeniran Amos f.

    October 20, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Inna lilahi waina ilehi rohjuinah, may their soul rest in perfect peace. Such a thing wil nt appen 2 nigerian again insah alahu.

  6. Rainjames Akwu

    October 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    May God 4give muslims. They claim to worship a god dat has one direction. Read your bible very well. Deutronomy chapter 4 vs 19. Repent muslims befor it’s too late

  7. Garba Muazu

    October 20, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    May Allah accept their Ibadat & forgive their sin. Amin.

  8. T. Ayinla

    October 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    May d souls of d departed rest in peace. @Akwu, pls stop condemning Islam.

  9. Ngozi Patience

    October 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    May their soul rest in perfect peace & almighty God wil nt allow such to occurred.

  10. Love

    October 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    No forgiveness prayers will work after death. Prayers work for only the living.

    It is given unto man to live once, and after that he died then judgement.

    If you like pray for the dead every minute and forever there is no answer to prayers from the moment they died.

    I sympathize with the relatives of the dead that are alive

    Knowledge is power you know.

    May we seek for knowledge.

    I pity Christian’s that have no knowledge like Ngozi Patience praying for the dead.

    Read your bible.

    Don’t you see the Moslems read the Quoran?

    Christians of our days. Know nothing of the bible.

    • ms ohio ERANKO

      October 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      SOME CHRISTIAN DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE SAY, SOME DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE JESUS WAS BORN , ALL THEY KNEW , IS WE ARE GOING FOR MIRACLE, AND DELIVERANCE, IT IS SO SAD , TO SEE , SOME MUSLIMS WHO BECOME CHRISTIANS, CALLING THEMSELVES PASTOR , ACTUALLY BECOME CHRISTIANS TO DESTROY THE NAME OF THIS RELIGION. I HAVE A RELATIVE WHO USE TO BE A MUSLIM, AND SUDDENLY ,HE BECAME CHRISTIAN, AND CALLED HIMSELF PASTOR, DO YOU KNOW THAT HE STILL READ HIS QURAN IN SECRET, I ASKED HIM WHY HE WAS DECEIVING PEOPLE, HE SAID HE ONLY BECOME CHRISTIAN BECAUSE OF MONEY. SOME OF US ARE ZONBIE, THEY WANT SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, PEOPLE TRAVELLED TO SAUDI THINKING WITHOUT GOING THERE , GOD WILL NOT HEAR THEIR PRAYER OR BE PROSPER IN LIFE, SOME OF THEM ARE FULL OF EVILS ACT.

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